The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, November 05, 1896, Page 5, Image 5

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    Nov, 5, 1896.,
IN CITY AND coury.
The Immense Republican Majority
Nearly Wiped Out
The free silver president and state
ticket were given a decideded flattering
vote in this county and city, and the
normal republican majorities have
dwindled to insignificance. This city,
usually abont 2500 .republican, gives a
majority, for McKinley of 1000, while
the republican majority of 3500 in the
county has been whittled down to per
haps 500 or 600.
Dp to the hour of going to press the
returns by precincts for the head of the
ticket aro as follows:
Bryan McKinley
, First ward, A........ 151 , 225
First ward, B 145 147
Second ward, A 160 .150
Second ward, B 136 166
Third ward.A................ 146 213
Third ward, B 114 179
Third ward, C 119 174
Third ward, D 131 133
Fourth ward, A.. 149 249
Fourth ward. B.... 89 196
Fourth ward, C 145 196
Fourth ward, D 162 177
Fifth ward, A.. 102 190
Fifth ward, B.... 128 208
Fifth ward, 0 121 183
Fifth ward. D 163 , 213
Sixth ward. A 146 237
Sixth ward, B....... 175 260
Seventh ward. A.. 212 220
Seventh ward, B.. 110 103
City totals......... 2804 . 3919
Buda... 108 96
Centerville........ 117 87
Denton 78 63
Elk. 98 62
Grant, 1..., 55 49
Grant, 2........... 130 90
Garfield. 34 54
Highland 91 48
T.nnRaster. 1 118 58
.Lancaster. 2 95' 73
Lancaster, 3 . 86 193
Lancaster, 4 76 42
Little Salt 120 39
Middle Creek 93 -. 78
Nemaha 157 143
North Bluff 110 52
Saltillo, 1... 62 68 2 50 108
Sfrwfctnn fmninritvl...... 27 -
Waverly. 1." 100 123
West Lincoln 103 46
Yankee Hill 162 106
South Pass, 1 21 104
South Pass, 2 64 99
Stevens Creek.... 82 69
WW Oat 148 32
Total J. 5189 5911
Plurality for McKinley 722, with Oak,
Olive BranchPanama and Rock Creek
precincts to hear from. The democratic
county committee contends that they
will cut the republican plurality down
to below 500. -
The above are the figures compiled at
the headquarters of the democratic
county committee. The vote on the
state and county ticket runs right along
with that on the national ticket. The
republican county ticket is probably
elected, although it was claimed late this
afternoon that Beardsley, fusionist, is
elected treasurer.
Some Corporation Medicine.
' The returns have not all been received
on the legislative election, but enough
information has been received to show
that the legislature has been captured
by the fusion ticket. The returns show
that fusion has elected at least 66 out
of 100 members of the house aud 25 out
of the 32 senators. It is claimed that
the returns will increase the fusion ticket
All Patriotic Citizens Admonished to Pre
serve the Spirit and Letter of
the Constitution.
To All Reform Organizations The su
preme aud opportune moment in the de
velopment of reform principles for the
state of Nebraska has now arrived.
With a two-third majority of each house
of the legislature it is now possible to
secure for at least a generation to come,
wise and conservative legislation in flnan
' cial. economic and moral lines.
This can only be done by concert of
action of all the reform forces. Each
and every club and organization must
, keep up and sustain regular meetings,
advance, advocate ana pusn tne educa
tion of the people. Many issues of great
state importance are rapidly being de
veloped, and it will require the greatest
of wisdom and conservative action to
secure such legislation as will give credit
to the reform movement and be of last
ing benefit to the whole people Let
your motto at all times be "radical in
orinciole. but conservative in action
By a strict adherence to the above motto
reformers will hold the confidence of
the people, and be enabled to carry for
ward to full fruition every reform de
manded by the people. Hasty, uncon
sidered and undeveloped laws, passed
nnder the whip and spur of victory, and
an overwhelming majority will result in
the defeat of reform at future elections,
Reform clubs and organizatiods take
warning. On national issues, if Mr.
Bryan is elected the battle will only have
been commenced, hen he is seated, and
sworn into office March 4th next. Jivery
effort will be made to tie his hands in
the house of representatives. The peo
ple by combined organization must be
ready at every moment to assist in the
bringing of irresistable pressure to bear
upon congress to accomplish the desired
legislation. . If Mr. McKinley is elected
we all know that no more than a tem
porary relief to the people will be given
by congress, and the greater need of
further education of the people on mon-
. etary principles. In the event of Mr.
McKinley 'selection there will be a greater
need of the education of the people
to a better understanding of the true
philosophy of a correct monetary system
for the nation and the world. The ed
ucation of the people on the money
question has. so far advanced in tbis
country now, that, as to what shall be
' the monetary system of this country for
the future, will never be settled, until it
is settled upon the eternal principles of
natural law, and equal justice to all.
Aside from the money question there are
many other questionsof vast importance
pressing for solution andyonr organiza
tions is the place for their development.
Therefore to your duties as citizens for
the preservation of the letter and spirit
of our state and national constitution.
W.F. Wbiqht.
Chairman Jonea, Claims the Following
States. ".
Virginia. 12
West Virginia ... 9
North Carolina........................ 11
South Carolina......................... 9
Georgia 13
Florida. 4
Missouri.... 17
Kentucky 13
Tennessee 12
Alabama 11
Mississippi .'. 9
Louisiana: 8
Texas 15
Arkansas......... 8
Nebraska...... 8
Kansas 10
Colorado.... 4
Nevada.................; 8
Oregon 4
California 9
Idaho .. 3
Montana ., 3
North Dakota 3
South Dakota..... : 4
Washington...... 4
Wyoming........... 3
Utah , ....,.. 3
Indiana 15
Why Hl Wife Cried It Oat Alone
. There Was - Hitch,
Thursday was the anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. Cuttle's marriage, and Mrs.
Cuttle said to a neighbor that she
thought it would be awfully cute to get
up a surprise party for her husband and
celebrate the event, says the New Tork
Recorder. "
"It would be Just too lovely for any
thing," the neighbor declared, with an
emphatic shake of the head.
So Mrs. Cuttle went about the neigh
borhood with great secrecy, and aha
also invited several of her husband's
business friends, and the program she
laid out for refreshments was one well
calculated to please. Everybody was
to meet at the house at 9 o'clock sharp
and give Mr. Cuttle such a surprise
when he arrived home from the store,
at this,' his Invariable hour, as would
itay in his recollection forever.
"Hush!" said Mrs. Cuttle to herself,
noticing that it was 7 o'clock, and she
went softly out into the ehed to con
loct the cooling ice-cream.
It appears that the only headache
Mr. Cuttle remembers indulging in In
eighteen years visited him on this par
ticular day, and this was the reason,
he now says, that he left the store at
7 o'clock in defiance to all precedent
and went heavily homeward. Entering
Che house and not finding his wife, Mr.
Cuttle went directly upstairs, and, get
ting into bed, laid his splitting head on
the pillow and presently was locked in
sleep. Two hours later, when the
nests arrived, he was scheduled for an
all-night run, with no stopB at way
stations. .,
All innocently the merry, merry
guests filed in.
"Hush!" cried everybody in hoarse
whispers, stepping on each other and
letting off little, subdued screams, while
Mrs. Cuttle ushered them , into the
darkened parlors, where they were to
lie in ambush till Mr. Cuttle should
appear. ;
And there they stayed and stayed and
stayed for two never-ending hours,
while Mrs. Cuttle kept wondering
where her husband could be, and run
ning frequently to the door and crying
finally till a little gentleman in a red
necktie, who was tired of having two
tat ladles stand on his feet, wanted to
know in a sarcastic voice if it wouldn't
be a good idea, Just by way of variety,
to play something else.
"Oh, dear," wailed Mrs. Cuttle.wrlng
ing her hands, "you don't suppose
there's an accident, do you?"
Whereat the little man in the red
necktie said that it seemed to him as
though there was a hitch somewhere,
but he eupposed he could stand it if the
others could, and at this Mrs. Cuttle
broke out crying afresh and went up to
the bedroom for a new handkerchief
to weep into, and when she turned on
Jhe gas and saw her husband sleeping
there so sweetly, with anything but an
expression of surprise depicted on his
countenance, she went softly back to
where the guests were watting and
pointed out to them in a calm and dis
passionate way how much better it
would be for them to go quietly home
at once and say nothing about It.
And this they did, walking over each
other's dresses in a dull and spiritless
way, while the little man . in the red
necktie took occasion, to add that for
his part he was as fond of surprise
parties as anybody in the world, he
thought, but so far as his observation
went and he believed it extended- a
considerable distance it seemed to
him that in such cases it was apt to
make something of a difference who
was the party surprised.
I' But Mrs. Cuttle cried It out alone. '
. How's Thir7
We offer One Hundred Dollars Howard for any
mm of Catarrh that can not t cored by Hall's
Catarrh Cora.
F. J, CHENEY A CO., Propi., Toledo, O,
We. the undersigned, hate known V. J. Cheney
for the last 1ft years and bellere him perfectly
honorable In all business trantactlone and finan
cially able to carry oat any obligation made
by their Arm.
wast a Troaz. wholesale DraKtta. Toledo. O.:
Waldlng, Rinnan Marvin, Wholesale finis
tints, Toledo, O.
Hairs catarrh core u taken internally, actio
directly on the blood ahd moeons snrlnows of the
system. Fries, Tie per bottle. Sold by ail drag
fists. Testimonials free.
Ripans Tabulea care nansea.
flight of the British They Lets the
Waandod and Dying and Found Safety
Under tha Guns at Wilmington
Fourth of July Celsbratlom.
(Special Letter.)
HE sections of the
South which , have
begun to feel In a
marked degree the
effects of the spirit
of development and
progress, yet linger
a little reluctantly
on the threshold of
a new era, loth to
give up old ways
and old traditions,
remind one of the unfortunate Queen in
"Alice in Wonderland," who had "Jam
yesterday and Jam to-morrow, but nev
er Jam to-day."
The Piedmont section of North Caro
Ilnt is fast passing into the "Jam to
day" period, and one need not ask the
reason why, if he but looks for a mo
ment at Its natural advantages.
Lying to the south of and sheltered
by the Blue Ridge and 8auratown
ranges of mountains which divide Vir
ginia and North Carolina, and to the
east of the extension of the same Blue
Ridge range which separate the state
from Tennessee, the sunny Piedmont
section seems to have received the most
lavish kindness of nature.
The days of old plantation life are
fast becoming a mere fascinating talo
to the new generation, and the spirit
of the times is manifesting Itself in the
building of new railroads, the opening
of mines, the erection of manufactories
of all sorts and the busy hum of indus
tries in every" direction.
The glamour of the old regime still
lingers like the scent of the roses over
some of the North Carolina towns, but
it is fast fading. One could find no bet
ter illustration of this fact than Greens
boro (named after General Greene of
revolutionary fame) the county seat of
Guilford county.
Within two or three hours' ride of
matchless mountain scenery, and with
a climate of unquestioned healthful
neat, this little "city of flowers" forms
an attractive gateway through which
the tourist to the palmy tropio land of
the far South passes and oft times lin
gers. ; .
As one passes through the wide elm
covered streets of the town, he notices
here and there noble specimens of the
classie architecture of ante-bellum
days. The simple, graceful columns
gleam out with time-chastened beauty
from the green foliage, and here and
there are the remains of old slave
quarters, weather-beaten and moss-covered,
but made beautiful by a luxuriant
growth of Ivy.
One still sees a few specimens of the
"real old Southern gentleman," and
now and then comes across a venerable
"uncle" or "mammy" who can tell
those tales of " 'fo' de wah" which will
never cease to play upon one's sympa
thy and imagination. The practical
mind sees with pride the many evi
dences of Northern "push" in the town,
but from a purely aesthetic standpoint
one can bat sigh for the days that are
not and say with a certain old darkey
who was found sunning himself on a
street corner under a great elm that
had on its shaggy bark the name of
the street nailed upside down: "It cer
'n'ly does beat me up like to see you all
in seen a hurry all de time."
Just as all roads lead to Rome, how
ever, all minor points of interest give
way to the culminating point of at
traction, Guilford battle-ground,' five
miles northwest of Greensboro, where
in 1781 was fought the battle of Gall
ford Court House, in which the British
army under Cornwallis received at the
hands of the untrained troops of Gen
eral Greene the blow under which it
staggered until it fell at Torktown.
The Intervening years should not ef
face that tragic record from our minds.
Cornwallis, eager to meet the Ameri
can army, which he had been pursuing
for ten months through mud and rain,
had marched out with flying colors to
accept the challenge of the American
general, that "old cock, Nathaniel
Greene." He looked with pride upon
his trained soldiers; the half-clad and
untrained militia of the opposing army
were contemptible In his eyes. The
scene at Camden was to be repeated;
the militia would flee, the Continentals
would be crushed, TarletrJn would
avenge the defeat of Oowpena by' put
ting the retreating masses to Uie sword;
Greene would be vanquisher! and the
royal government would be restored
in the old North State, but atas for the
"best-laid plans of mice and men!"
He formed the militia "forty paces,"
with their rifles resting on the rails and
aiming with nicest precision at his line.
To the right he saw the Highlanders
Irop, in the valley his Guards were
weltering in blood; O'Hara was bleed
ing at his side; General Howard wound
ed and carried to the rear; Tarleton
was met by Greene and Washington
and hurled back with disordered ranks,
and the truth was forced upon the Eng
lish eommandei that the victor tf the
battle was not always the maa whe
held the field, for he dared not tarry.
Greene had lost but 230 men and by
the evening of the 17th of March he
found still around him 1,350 Continental
soldiers, 1,500 militia and 600 riflemen.
On the British side S70 were killed
and wounded. Cornwallis made a hur
ried flight through the country, leaving
dying and bleeding soldiers behind
him, and only found safety under his
guns at Wilmington, the proud hearts
of the North State were never to be
humbled before the British Throne.
The fatal wound to royal authority
from which it lingered, and lingering
died on the 19th of October, 1781, was
given at Guilford Court House on the
15th day of March, 1781. On the 6th
of May, 1887, a number of the patriotic
cltisens of North Carolina, headed by
the Hon. David Schenk, of Greensboro,
organised what is known as the Gull
ford Battle Ground Company.
They purchased the ground, about
eighty acres, on which the battle was
fought, and have spent a great deal of
money in reclaiming it They have re
stored roads, planted trees, erected
monuments (one of the finest being that
of Major Joseph Winston, of King's
Mountrin and Guilford Court House
fame, donated by the late ex-Gov.
Thomas W. Holt They have also
erected a museum containing many
valuable revolutionary relics. The gov
ernment has not been called upon to
contribute, all money having been
given by private Individuals. All
honor Is due to the Hon. David
Schenk, who has been the head
and front of the enterprise, and
has persevered in it under difficulties
which others would have deemed in
surmountable. Each Fourth of July the
patriotic citizens of Greensboro and the
surrounding towns assemble at the bat
tie ground with speeches and music
appropriate to the occasion.
Not long ago when the old Independ
ence Bell was making its triumphal
return trip from Atlanta there was a
stop made at Greensboro, and the vet
eran bell, with cheers and song, was
taken out to the spot where the he
roes who had been inspired by its peals
on that memorable day in 1776, had af
terward fought and died for the liberty
men hold so dear. Appropriate), in
deed, was this little Journey, for it is a
matter of history that the first Declara
tion of Independence was signed on
North Carolina soil. What wonder if
the dead, who had lain for so many
years under the blood-stained soil
should have "waked and wondered and
understood." Greensboro, by the way,
Is where the scene of the "Fools Er
rand" was laid, Judge Tourgee having
lived in the town during the recon
struction period, and the delightful
drive to the battle-ground Is the same
that was supposed to have been taken
by Lilly Servosse.
Not long ago, the writer, with a little
party of ladles, after a pleasant drive
through the pines, stood upon the place
"where the battle was fought," undu
lating ground, mostly covered with for
est Guilford Court House is no more,
having been moved to Greensboro in
1809, and the old town which once sur
rounded it has gone to decay. Nothing
remains to mark the place where once
lived the Lindsays, Whitlngdons, Sev
ille and Hamiltons, though many tradi
tions still linger, prominent among
them that of "Uncle Moee," a curious
old negro who worked In the copper
smith shop and was allowed a quart of
whisky a day to counteract the fumes
of the heated copper. Among the hand
some monuments on the battle-ground
are many rude headstones which mark
the unknown graves. Not until the
great roll call of Eternity will the
names of the occupants of those graves
be revealed. ?
As we stood listening to the stories oi
our negro guide a sudden storm came
up, and Judge Schenk, who often seeks
recreation in the keeper's lodge from
his professional duties, came out an
with true Southern hospitality offered
us sneiter. An oia-tlme auntie made
us some delicious coffee and waffles,
so we had cause to thank the seem
ingly unkind elements for a delightful
hour. We left with our hands full of
roses, gathered for us br our rental
host from the spot where the battle had
once raged most fiercely fit emblems
of war's great aftermath of peace.
" ' ' ' :
Against Her Principles.
Mrs. Archer What do you thlik of
the new preacher? Mrs. Bavswater I
like him very much. Mrs. Aeher So
sorrv I eouldn t go to hear him. What
did he preach about f Mrs. Bayawater
I didn't catch the text bnt it hari
something to do with the golden calf.
Mr. Arcner (just waiting up) That set
tles it! I shall withdraw from the
church. I can't annrove of this thin
of carrying politics into the pulpit-
Cleveland Leader.
The Deadly Wheal.
He How old are you, Miss ChaffleT
She I hare seen 18 summers aad aboat
140 sails. From Texas Sifter.
i ft b
Here is the story in a nutshell: Eilher we can save you mon
ey or we can't. Either we misrepresent things or we don't
. Either we are deserving of your trade or we are not, and be
are you going to know unless you find out? One way is to
send for our catalogue B, which will cost you a cent for a pca
tal card, and another way is to ask somebody who knows us,
which won't cost you anything at all. For eleven years we
have been doing business right here in Omaha on the same
principles, by the same methods and in the same place and
selling goods to the same people year after year. There isn't
a township in Nebraska where you can't find a dozen customers
of ours. There isn'4 a state west of the Missouri river where
we don't ship goods. During all the years we have been in
business, and of all the thousands we have done business with
we have yet to hear of one single solitary instance where a
customer was dissatisfied with our dealings in any way or
shape. That alone gives us a claim on your consideration.
But we aren't doing business on our reputation alone. Peopli
want values before they want history, and values ate what
bind the people to this store. Why not? We give as good
an Ulster for $3. 75 as you can buy at home for $7 cash. Other
articles the same way. Catalogue B tells.
California Boasts an Establishment
; Turning Ont 18,000 Gallons Daily.
The largest brandy still in the world
h at El Pinal vineyard In San Joaquin
county, not far from Stockton, says the
San Francisco Call. Part of it has been
built about four years and the other
part was finished only a short time ago.
As is well known, the El Pinal vineyard
has always made a specialty of brandy
and sweet wines. It was the Intention
of the proprietors to do this when they
went Into business, and for that reason
they had the largest still built that was
ever put up. That was, 'as has been
stated, about four years ago, and even
then It was ahead of anything in exist
ence. It could produce more brandy in
twenty-four hours than any other still
In the world, and It has not been sur
passed since. But even that was not
enough to supply all the alcohol needed
in their business, so another still was
bulH and made to work in connection
with the original one. The two are
really one still as they are need and
have about three times the capacity of
any other still in the world. This enor
mous machine is located in a building
by itself and part of the year is kept
running day and night It is very com
plicated In Its workings, so that a de
scription of that part of it cannot be at
tempted here. It will be sufficient to
state that the grape Juice or wine Is
pumped from vats to a tank on top of
the hill. From there it simply passes
through a series of heated chambers in
the form of a vapor and comes out in
the shape of brandy. It can be tested In
the different chambers and the change
noted. In the first chamber it is little
more than warm wine, and it gradually
gets stronger and stronger until it is
sharp to taste. From the time the wine
leaves the tank until it comes out as
grape brandy only ten minutes is occu
pied. In the old method of distilling it
used to take about three hours. In ap
pearance the largest brandy still in the
world is simply a conglomeration of
tanks, pipes and boilers. The capacity
of this still is enough to make a per
son wonder what becomes of all Its
products. When running full time It
can convert 15,000 gallons of wine Into
brandy In a day. This will make about
4,000 gallons every twenty-four hoars,
or enough to keep about 40,000 men la
a state of Intoxication during that time.
In a month there would be enough
of brandy on hand to intoxicate 1,700,
000 men, or about the entire population
of New York. But, as it happens, very
little of this brandy is sold as brandy.
It is used to fortify sweet wines so that
they will be in a condition to keep until
ready to send to market The alcohol
acts as preservative of the grape Juice
the same as it would of anything elsa
It keeps It from turning sour.
The Dear Old Fellow.
"What do you admire most in my
new dress T" she asked of those who
were praising it
"Just what's in it now,"answered ths
veteran beau of forty gay seasons, as
be blew her a kiss.
A BaaebaU Town.
"This is a great base ball town, isn't
"I should say so. A fellow can't even
get eft to go to his grandfather's fun
eral without showing a doctor's cer
tlfloate "Buffalo News.
The Psaal Way :
Nell "Do you like the girl your
brother Tom is engaged to?"
Amy "No, but Tom Hires her "well
enough for the whole family, so wfca
earthly difference does it make?" New
Tork Weekly. '
Most ef the canal barges in the south
f England are worked by worn,
Ripans Tabules cure constipation.
Change of the Tineas,
"Tea, indeed," said the 14 rza
thoughtfully, after bid wife hai deliv
ered a dissertation upon the tttttn
of the sex, "the new woman is itztlj
different from the old."
"I thought you would realise ti.-t tl
time," she returned rather sharply,
"I have Jprt been reading," he wr.t
on, "how girls used to be sold ty Cr
parents, and some of them trtr
fancy prices."
"But there is none of that now, ilzzl
neaven! Woman has asserted terc.'.i
"No, there's none of that now," in
terrupted the old man. "A man do:i,
not buy his wife in three days. Now he
aa to be paid to take her, and ber poor
Did fnther has to wreck his bank ae
ount to provide the do vry." St. Louis
It Wasn't 1
At Red Creek the stars itrrT-3 f 7
half an hour for the passercrs i
dinner and the driver to ehasrt ttrr " z
As we drove up in front of ti : "
hotel from the west an army r xrz:: '
in an ambulance drove trc3 t j
south. With him was a gucri ti Cz
cavalrymen, and while the rryi:.;
entered the inn with us to take C" 7
the soldiers ate their bacon and 1 1; 1
tack In the shade of the stables. TJj
had bea eating for about ten clmu
when there was a sudden hurrah out
doors, followed by a dozen ri2e sheti
Five men on horseback and a sixth la a
buckboard drawn by a mule dashed act
of the thicket a Quarter of a mile away,
and, sweeping down on the paymaster's
rig, had transferred the safe to tie
buckboard before one of us reached Use
door. One outlaw had been killed by
the fire of the soldiers and tro soldiers
had been wounded by the ire of tit
outlaws. The fellows were off at f&3
gallop and the score of shot flred ar
them only hastened their Beed. TLs
paymaster was the last one to leave Cj
table, and as he came out an exdUJ
stage passenger called to him:
"There they go, major!"
'Tea. Z see 'em!" quietly repliei tl
"And they've got your safer
"Tea, I expect so,"
"Great Scott, man, but are you gatrj
to let 'em git away with all thc
money?" shouted the half frantto pa
"All of what money?"
"Why, In the safer
"There isn't a shilling tn ltr sU
the major as he returned to the)
table. "One of the door hinges was t
of order and so I was carrying V
money in this carpet bag."
He reached down and lifted tta
bag and opened it to show us fl0,C:
in crisp greenbacks, and as he saaxl
the lock he sighed and said:
"Sorry for the fellow out there a&i
his gang, but perhaps they'll have'teW
tor luck next time!"
Boneless Carriage for Looomatrra,
The gentleman who has amused hizi
self of late by using a motor ear la
Westminster has been a little "too
previous," as he found to his cost aft
Bow street, although ' we notice
that he stated that he had
driven his vehicle for live years.
It came apon him with a' shock of
pained sunrise that his hami
cle could be called a locomotive, but
the law, though possibly a "hass, is
clear. So the motor carman found he
had committed three offenses: (1) la
allowing a locomotive out between the
prohibited hours of 10 and 6; (2) in net
being preceded by a man : with a red
flag, and (3) in driving the locomotive at
a greater speed than two miles an hour.
A promise, however, not to , oStxl
tgaln, but patiently to await the prom
ised legislation, got him off with quit!
a small fine. Westminster Gasetta.
City ticket office KkhorB-Eoriiweitrj
line, 117 80. 10th tift.
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